Missing teeth, cracked teeth, and teeth that are badly damaged can hamper your appearance and make it difficult to chew. These dental imperfections can also cause overall wellness issues by causing jaw pain, excessive wear and tear on teeth, and harming your self-esteem. Prosthodontic treatment in San Diego from Dr. Sabine Purps at Fine Dentistry in Mission Hills can help you get relief from problems caused by broken, damaged, and missing teeth.
Prosthodontics help patients who have suffered from tooth loss, damage to teeth, or accidents that resulted in broken or misshapen teeth. In the way that a prosthetic limb would help someone regain function, a dental prosthetic can replace a lost tooth or enhance a weakened tooth for improved biting and chewing.
Restorations with dental prosthetics can be done with a variety of procedures, including:
• Dental Implants – An implant is a whole replacement for a missing tooth, including the root and crown. The base of the implant is surgically added into bone at the site of a missing or extracted tooth to help make your smile whole again.
• Crowns – A crown can be used as a replacement for the entire top part of a missing tooth or can reinforce weakened teeth that have been damaged by severe decay or injury. Our crowns can be made from a variety of materials to support best results.
• Porcelain Veneers – A veneer is a thin slice of porcelain that can be added to the front of teeth in order to hide surface flaws.
• Implant-Supported Dentures – A denture is a prosthetic that can replace an entire arch of lost or extracted teeth. When supported by dental implants, your full-mouth prosthetic becomes stronger and more comfortable to provide renewed oral function.
Dr. Sabine A. Purps has years of experience in providing prosthodontic care and believe in a holistic approach. Dr. Purps works with you to uncover the root problems of your concerns and develop the best treatment plan to meet your needs.
When developing a treatment plan for your smile restoration, our team offers the benefits of professional experience and advanced knowledge in prosthodontics. Before receiving her dental doctorate, Dr. Purps was a certified dental lab technician; our dentists understand the precise art that goes into making beautiful and functional crowns, bridges, dentures, or implant-based prosthetics. Our prosthodontic treatment approach emphasizes longevity of dental work and improved oral function.
Our practice uses only safe materials. We have an amalgam separator in our office to safely remove any mercury fillings or metal-based restorative dental work done by a previous dentist that you may be concerned about.
A consultation is necessary to determine which restoration is best for you. If gum disease or another dental problem could hinder a successful treatment, Dr. Purps helps you address the issue, so that you can undergo prosthodontic treatment after preliminary care.
At Fine Dentistry, we offer a variety of payment options for your prosthodontic treatment, including credit cards, financing and private insurance payments. If you have insurance, our staff will help you file the paperwork and maximize your available benefits to reduce costs. Even if you don’t have insurance, we can work with you to make a smile restoration with dental prosthetics affordable.
Contact Fine Dentistry to schedule a consultation with to learn more about San Diego prosthodontic treatments at our Mission Hills office.